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Historical Events Happened In August - 11

Thursday, 31 July 2014

1748  On this day in history joseph Schuster, composer  

1757  On this day in history jose Pradas Gallen, composer, dies at 67  

1772  On this day in history explosive eruption blows 4,000' off Papandayan Java, kills 3,000  

1772  On this day in history the birth of Jean Victor Moreau, French general  

1772  Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount/general on this day in history.  

1778  Friedrich Ludwig Jahn, founder of turnverein (gymnastics) movement on this day in history.  

1780  On this day in history barbados hurricane begins  

1786  Captain Francis Light establishes the British colony of Penang in Malaysia on this day in history.  

1794  Jakob Friedrich Kleinknecht, composer, dies at 72 on this day in history.  

1799  On this day in history joachim de Barrande, French paleontologist/geologist  

1804  On this day in history francis II assumes the title of first Emperor of Austria  

1805  On this day in history pieter J Elout van Soeterwoude, Dutch judge/member of parliament  

1807  David R Atchison, pres of USA on March 3rd 1849 on this day in history.  

1811  Judah P Benjamin, US lawyer/minister of Confederacy navy [or Aug 6] on this day in history.  

1820  Janos Lavotta, composer, dies at 56 on this day in history.  

1823  Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe) on this day in history.  

1824  New South Wales is constituted a Crown colony on this day in history.  

1828  Edward Saloman, Gov (Union), died in 1909 on this day in history.  

1832  On this day in history thomas Ogden Osbord, Bvt Major General (Union volunteers)  

1833  On this day in history robert Green Ingersoll, NY, author/politician/agnostic (Att Gen-R-Ill)  

1835  George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal on this day in history.  

1836  Cato M Guldberg, Norwegian mathematician on this day in history.  

1837  On this day in history marie Francois Carnot, engineer/French pres (1887-94); assassinated  

1844  Jernej Kopitar, filmologist/censor (Slavic Grammatica), dies at 63 on this day in history.  

1852  On this day in history nicolaas Plomp, Dutch architect (Strugle), dies at 70  

1858  First ascent of the Eiger on this day in history.  

1858  Christian Eijkman, Neth, bacteriologist (avitaminos, Nobel 1929) on this day in history.  

1860  Nation's first successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) on this day in history.  

1860  Nation's 1st successful silver mill (Virginia City, Nev) on this day in history.  

1860  Alfred Coville, French historian (Lesson etats de Normandie) on this day in history.  

1860  On this day in history james Wilson, politician  

1862  Carrie Jacobs Bond, Janesville Wisc, songwriter (I Love You Truly) on this day in history.  

1863  On this day in history french protectorate over Cambodia is established.  

1863  Cambodia becomes French protectorate on this day in history.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  On this day in history birth of mary of York, English princess (d. 1482)  

1600  On this day in history birth of paul Hallman, composer  

1613  On this day in history birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

1635  On this day in history birth of thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus)  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on this day in history.  

1673  Richard Mead, London, physician was born on this day in history.  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  Death of Flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople on this day in history.  

0480  Death of Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC) on this day in history.  

0897  On this day in history death of wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on this day in history.  

1180  Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies on this day in history.  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on this day in history.  

1204  On this day in history death of king Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199)